The Statue of Liberty

On Liberty Island at the entrance to New York Harbor in Upper New York Bay towers the majestic copper sculpture of the Statue of Liberty. Its complete name is “Liberty Enlightening the world”.

The statue was dedicated to the people of the United States by the people of France in 1884 as an expression of friendship, and the ideal of liberty shared by both countries. French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designed the statue.

A symbol of the US and its expression of freedom to people, the robed woman in the statue holds a glowing torch in her right hand while her left holds a tablet bearing the date of the declaration of independence, July 4, 1776. The 7 spikes on her crown stand for the 7 seas and 7 continents. A chain that represents unjust rule lies broken at her feet. An American poet has described the woman in the statue as ‘Mother of exiles’.

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